The New York Knicks will have an open roster spot Thursday when Jimmer Fredette's 10-day contract ends, and a big name, burnt-out point guard just hit the market. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?
Alas, it would appear the front office has declined to pursue the recently-released Ty Lawson, per Marc Berman:
The Knicks have had internal discussions about point guard Ty Lawson, who was waived by the Rockets on Tuesday, but have decided not to make a play, according to an NBA source.
A lack of interest between the Knicks and Lawson may be a mutual thing. This little nugget from Ian Begley left me with a case of the giggles:
The Knicks had not reached out to Lawson as of Tuesday evening, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. One Lawson friend suggested that the Knicks' triangle offense wouldn't be an ideal fit for the guard.
The Rockets are desperately trying to stay in the race for a Western Conference playoff spot, and they acquired Lawson last summer thinking he would be a good fit for their fast-paced offense. But Lawson appeared far removed from his glory days in Denver, hitting just 38.7 percent of his shots in 2015-16. If the Knicks are going to hand out minutes to a guard who can't shoot, they already have a younger, taller, faster option hanging around.